Samuel Lincoln

Samuel Lincoln, ancestor of the American President Abraham Lincoln was baptised at Hingham Church.  Apprenticed to Francis Lawes, a Norwich weaver, he sailed from Great Yarmouth in 1637, to settle in Hingham, Massachusetts. Samuel was part of larger migration of Lincolns – 8 adult Lincoln men set up households in New England.

An image of the 1919 visit of an American Ambassador, John Davis, to Hingham to present a bust of Abraham Lincoln to the village

Celebration for American Ambassador John Davis, who was in Hingham to honour Abraham Lincoln. He presented a bust of Lincoln, which is now in the village church. (1919)
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